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Tripura govt sanctions Rs 50 crore for IIIT at Bodhjungnagar

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

The council of ministers today approved Rs 50.67 crore to set up an Indian Institute of (IIIT) at Bodhjungnagar in block, about 15 km from here.

The institute, which was decided to be set up in (PPP) mode in 2012, was stalled for six years due to non clearance of funds from the previous Left Front government, alleged.

The institute would be set up on 52.08 acres which was already identified by the government and the total project cost would be Rs 128 crore.

The Centre would provide Rs 73.60 crore, while the would chip in with Rs 44.80 crore and industrial partners were expected to fund Rs 9.60 crore.

Companies such as North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) and have offered financial cooperation, Nath said.

He said the meeting also decided to form a trust for at Udaipur in district, located about 50 Km from here.

The temple is considered one of the 51 Hindu Shaktipeeths or holy shrines in the country.

would head the trust, he added.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 23:00 IST